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    Watch List: Feb. 16, 2017
    Feb16

    Watch List: Feb. 16, 2017

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    Ukraine President Vows To Resume Coal Supply From East
    Feb16

    Ukraine President Vows To Resume Coal Supply From East

    February 16, 2017 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Extended Nuclear Deterrence under Trump: Why Removing Weapons from Turkey Might be Good Policy
    Feb16

    Extended Nuclear Deterrence under Trump: Why Removing Weapons from Turkey Might be Good Policy

    Despite Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign rhetoric, the US still has a central role to play in international nuclear non-proliferation efforts. There is hope Trump’s defence officials and the international community will have a steadying influence on the new president.Download the article (PDF)During his election campaign,...

    Kosovo – Beware Russia’s Little Green Men
    Feb16

    Kosovo – Beware Russia’s Little Green Men

    While the world’s gaze is focused on Ukraine and the Baltics as key locations of Russia’s challenge to the West, the real risk lies in Kosovo. It is where President Vladimir Putin imagines that the Western humiliation of Russia began.Download the article (PDF)Western analysts point to the Baltic States as the place where Russian...

    Blackouts possible in Ukraine
    Feb16

    Blackouts possible in Ukraine

    On 15th February the Ukrainian government declared a state of emergency in the energy sector. The main reason behind the decision is the shortage of anthracite. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Fish and Ships – Diplomatic Theatre in the South China Sea
    Feb16

    Fish and Ships – Diplomatic Theatre in the South China Sea

    The Philippines’ brash president, Rodrigo Duterte, is making overtures to China at the expense of a long-lasting alliance with the US. It remains to be seen whether Beijing will reciprocate given its own conflicts with Manila over fishing rights and freedom of navigation. Download the article (PDF)Colourful, controversial and crude,...

    Between the Bear and the Dragon: Kazakhstan at the UN Security Council
    Feb16

    Between the Bear and the Dragon: Kazakhstan at the UN Security Council

    Kazakhstan, the newest member of the UN Security Council, faces a difficult test. It must balance relations with its two powerful neighbours – Russia and China – while maintaining sovereignty and also engaging with several partners.Download the article (PDF)On New Year’s Day, Kazakhstan became a non-permanent member of the UN Security...

    Putting Security into Prime Minister May’s New Industrial Strategy
    Feb16

    Putting Security into Prime Minister May’s New Industrial Strategy

    Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed post-Brexit industrial strategy is commendable. However, the UK must avoid the pitfalls of an overly mercantilist policy, especially when it comes to dealing with China.Download the article (PDF)The UK prime minister’s Green Paper on a new industrial strategy was written ‘to provoke debate’...

    The Nuclear Fallout of Trump’s Possible Détente with Putin
    Feb16

    The Nuclear Fallout of Trump’s Possible Détente with Putin

    A Russian tank participates in military exercises in 2013. Photo via kremlin.ru, CC BY-SA 4.0. While the new US administration should be looking for areas of cooperation with Russia where possible, it should do so without compromising the United States’ principled stance on Ukraine. Any such compromise will have grave repercussions not only...

    Kyiv, Rebels Agree on Weapons Pullback
    Feb16

    Kyiv, Rebels Agree on Weapons Pullback

    Nationalist-led blockade on goods coming from rebel zone threatens to cripple heavy industry. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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